BooBoo and Marmalade were both so determined to sleep right in front of the fire yesterday that they even agreed to share the mat, which meant touching. Even though Boo Nanny was Marmalade’s surrogate father in her very early days (here is there picture from that time just so we can sigh over it again) –
Nowadays it is very seldom that these two sleep together.
Let alone touch! Horrors.
It is so cold in the winter that the waters freeze in the animals troughs. The cows have heaters in their water but the little pigs would pull the heaters out and chew on them so they have to have their water renewed a couple of times a day. Tima got ahead of me yesterday morning and was smashing through the ice in her water bowl. With her feet!
Tane stood by hoping she would share. That spare gate has fallen and is frozen to the ground, I must remember to pick it up in the next thaw.
Later in the evening Marmalade went back to her rocking chair, jumped onto her customary cushion and even later in the evening the green cushion, perched on the the back of the chair, fell on top of her. But she simply slept on under the cushion. Just too tired, as Victoria said. Cat tired.
My four middle sized piggies were all up and about yesterday – eating and shoving each other about. Not too boisterous yet but I think we are getting over the worst of it now. This morning will be the telling morning. I am also feeling better now. No pain in the night, so lets hope the ice pick has been withdrawn.
Everything is ready now to make the soap today. If all goes well we hope to get at least four batches made today and another four tomorrow. The house really will smell wonderful for a while as it cures.
I hope you have a lovely day.